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Probe into bank clerk's death intensifies after car recovered

Saturday, March 01, 2014    

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THE police yesterday intensified their probe into the death of bank clerk Dwayne Grigg whose motor car was recovered following an alleged shootout with its occupants off Waltham Park Road, St Andrew, early yesterday.

According to the police, one man was killed during the operation and two others, including a 17-year-old girl, were held some time later. Her name is being withheld by the police pending further investigations. A firearm was also allegedly seized.

Police report that between 12:30 am and 1:00 am, Grigg's white Suzuki Swift was seen driving along Waltham Park Road. The police signalled the driver to stop, but their order was ignored by the occupants of the vehicle who proceeded to open fire at them.

A two-hour gunbattle ensued which saw the police chasing the vehicle along the busy thoroughfare. They were able to corner the men as the car crashed into a light pole," Senior Superintendent of Police Richard Stewart, who is in charge of the Hunts Bay Police, told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

"We suspect that five people were in the vehicle; two of them are still on the run," SSP Stewart added.

Meanwhile, the early-morning gunfight left the community on edge.

"A the most gunshot me ever hear. To the amount a shot me hear a [it] wake me out of me bed," one man related as detectives processed the scene.

Grigg, a Scotiabank employee, went missing on Tuesday. His body was found early Thursday in a secluded area of Cherry Gardens, St Andrew, with multiple stab wounds. His eyes were gouged out.

Yesterday, the police issued a call for anyone knowing the whereabouts of his killers to come forward with the information.

-- Kimmo Matthews

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Scene of crime investigators carry out investigations at the location where the motor car belonging bank clerk Dwayne Grigg crashed into a utility pole after its occupants engaged the police in a gunbattle off Waltham Park Road, St Andrew, yesterday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

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